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This is one of the most common online scams out there. The girlfriend, the barrister and everyone else you are communicating in this are confederates working together to scam you.
There is, in fact no inheritance, no gold and the fees are all made up. They are just excuses to get you to keep sending money, which will continue until you run out of money or realize you have been victimized.
Stop the correspondence immediately. These people are criminals and deserve no explanation. Otherwise, they will just keep stealing your money.
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